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      Property Matters

       Dear Friend,                                                                                        Appraiser’s Office for questions about taxable value. Contact
         This month the property                                                                           your local municipality with questions pertaining to millage
       appraiser mails a “Truth in                                                                         rates and non-ad valorem taxes.
       Millage” (TRIM) Notice of                                                                             If you don’t agree with your assessed value of your
       Proposed Property Taxes to                                                                          property, you can file a petition for adjustment with the Value
       all property owners. This                                                                           Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB settles disputes between
       notice is not a bill. If you have                                                                   taxpayers and the property appraiser. The deadline to file a
       questions about the notice,                                                                         petition is Sept. 14. For more information on filed petitions,
       please contact the property                                                                         hearing dates, rescheduling, the appeal process and/or final
       appraiser’s office.                                                                                 decisions, call the VAB at (561) 355-6289 or visit www.
         Another important date to                                                               
       remember is Aug. 28, Primary
       Day. The winners will be on the November ballot. Please   information on any proposed changes in the millage rate   Update Your Address With
       exercise your right to vote, it’s critical to our democracy!   (tax rate) of each taxing authority and lists your property’s
                                           Best regards,  market and assessed value. They also list exemptions applied   The Property Appraiser’s
                                        Anne M. Gannon   to your property.
                                                           Please remember, the tax collector does not determine  Office
       Check Your Mailbox For Your                       the amount you must pay for property taxes. We collect the
       TRIM Notice In August                             amount due and distribute the revenue to the appropriate     Now is the time to verify your address and report any
                                                                                                           errors or updates to the Property Appraiser’s Office at (561)
                                                         taxing authorities. Many factors influence the amount you
                                                         must pay in annual property taxes. This graphic illustrates   355-2866. We use the information they have on file to mail
         This month, the property appraiser mails “Truth in   how these factors are added together to determine your   your 2018 property tax bill in November. If you do not
       Millage” (TRIM) Notice of Proposed Property Taxes to   annual property taxes.                       receive a tax bill in November, search our payment center
       property owners. This is not a bill. These notices provide     Please contact the Palm Beach County Property   for your records. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to
                                                                                                           ensure property taxes are paid, regardless if a tax notice is
                                                 i                                                         received or not.
            Local Networking Group Seeks New Members                                                       Let Us Help You Take Your

          The local Palm Beach Business Associates (PBBA), a 50-member strong business                     Hour Back!
        networking  group that  meets weekly  in  the  Abacoa Golf Club,  is seeking new                     Did you know the average

        additions to their group such as a pool company, physician, dry cleaner, party                     wait time in our service
        planner, veterinarian, plumber, pest control service, virtual assistant and others. Each           centers is 52 minutes? That’s
                                                                                                           nearly one hour of your life
        Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., members meet for a full breakfast and refer each                 that could be better spent
        other business leads. There are several categories open and you can visit the group for            enjoying  your  summer!
        a complimentary breakfast by calling Club President Melissa DeStio, (772) 285-2770.                Connect with us on Twitter
                                                                                                           and Instagram (@TAXPBC)
        The PBBA web site is                                                       to learn how to take that hour
                                                                                                           of your life back by simply
                                                 i                                                         planning ahead or choosing a different payment method.
                                                                                                             One of the very best ways you can take your hour back is
                                                                                                           to make an appointment for driver’s license service. You
                                                                                                           can book your appointment a full 90 days before your driver’s
                                                                                                           license expires. You won’t waste an hour waiting in line.

                                                                                                           Tourist Development Tax Is
                                                                                                           Moving Online!

                                                                                                             As we write this month’s issue of Property Matters, we
                                                                                                           are also performing final acceptance testing of our new
                                                                                                           online Tourist Development Tax (TDT) system. The system
                                                                                                           is scheduled to be available for property owners and their
                                                                                                           agents to file TDT returns beginning Aug. 1 for the July rental
                                                                                                           period. Once the system is available, paper returns will no
                                                                                                           longer be accepted.
                                                                                                             The new online system will give you the ability to manage
                                                                                                           your TDT account 24/7. You can register your property, file
                                                                                                           returns, pay the Tourist Development Tax and authorize an
                                                                                                           agent to manage your property for you.
                                                                                                             For the latest information, please visit www.pbctax.

                                                                                                           Don’t Forget, The PGA
                                                                                                           Service Center Is Closed

                                                                                                             In May, we closed our aging, former DMV office at
                                                                                                           3185 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens to make way
                                                                                                           for a new, state-of-the-art facility to serve North County
                                                                                                           taxpayers. Only the road test course remains in use. Please
                                                                                                           visit us just around the corner at 3188 PGA Boulevard in the
                                                                                                           Northeast County Courthouse complex where we continue
                                                                                                           to provide all services. The new service center is slated to
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